A Pharmacy, an Equity Firm, and Two Executives of the Pharmacy – Agree to Settle False Claims Act Allegations for $21.36 Million

The US Department of Justice reported on September 18, 2019 that a compounding pharmacy, Diabetic Care Rx LLC (Patient Care America), a private equity firm (Riordan, Lewis & Haden, Inc.) and the CEO and former VP of Patient Care America agreed to settle the charges which were centered on an alleged kickback scheme ...

What is Involved in a Financial Whistleblower Claim

As we discuss in our video, we first work to determine what type of fraud does the whistleblower wish to reveal. In Fortune 500 companies, fraud often involves financial irregularities. David Connlly of Freeman and Mills discussed fraud in more detail. David is a forensic accountant – a lawyer and a CPA. Some of ...

Flawed Security Gap Costs Cisco 8.6 millions to settle Federal False Claims Act Case

When selling security systems to governmental agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Homeland Security, Secret Service, the Army,. Marine, Navy and Air Force, it's always a good idea to make sure there are no security flaws that would allow hackers to gain unauthorized access to the video system. O...

Ten Worst Corporate Accounting Scandals of all time

As someone lost to history once said, “follow the money”. We’ve found that in our Los Angeles and California whistleblowing cases, along with our national Federal False Claim and Qui Tam matters, that axiom is generally good advice. Here are ten of the most incredible corporate accounting scandals of all ti...

US Supreme Court Wont’ Hear Post-Escobar FCA Materiality Case

The US Supreme Court allowed a False Claims Act case to continue when it declined, according to a Law 360 article, to consider an appeal of the Sixth Circuit decision. That decision allowed the claim of a relator against the Brookwood Senior Living Communities Inc. to continue. The relator claimed that the company “...

3M Agrees to Settle False Claims Complaint for Defective Earplugs for $9.1 Million

The Department of Justice announced on July 26, 2018, that 3M Company had agreed to pay $9.1 million pursuant to a False Claims Act initiated through the Acts' qui tam, whistleblower, provisions. The False Claims Act was enacted during the administration of Abraham Lincoln. It authorizes claims against any person or co...

Laws that Authorize Rewards to Whistleblowers

The federal government has enacted numerous laws to help disclose government fraud. Since the government can’t be everywhere every hour of the day, it relies on employees, contractors, and every-day citizens to report fraudulent acts that cost the government money. Samples of fraud include overbilling, billing for se...

Walgreens Agrees to Pay $269 Million for Allegations It Overbilled for Different Drugs

Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc, according to a report by the federal Justice Department agreed, in January 2019, to the huge payout in response to charges it violated the Federal False Claims Act. The settlement, according to Law360, was one of the largest False Claims Act (FCA) settlements by a retail pharmacy in FCA hi...